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RE: Automated Test Runner

From: Kris Krueger <krisk@microsoft.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2010 00:39:17 +0000
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, "public-html-testsuite@w3.org" <public-html-testsuite@w3.org>, "Jonas Sicking (jonas@sicking.cc)" <jonas@sicking.cc>
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Jonas are you still interested in helping with this?

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From: public-html-testsuite-request@w3.org [mailto:public-html-testsuite-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Anne van Kesteren
Sent: Monday, November 15, 2010 4:38 AM
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Subject: Automated Test Runner


I thought this would be worth sharing. I put up a sketch of what an automated test runner could be like here:



(Now these are not (well, no longer) part of HTML5, but they use the infrastructure we agreed to use for HTML5 so they work for illustrating the concept, I think.)

All it requires is tests to be written using testharness.js as well as linking to testharnessreport.js. See the individual files for details.  
testharnessreport.js can be very simple:


The problem with this test runner is that the amount of tests are not known upfront. We only know the amount of files. So if we make a test file manifest it will have to include data on how many tests are in a given file to give accurate reporting. The reporting itself could be improved as well.


Anne van Kesteren

Received on Tuesday, 16 November 2010 00:40:00 UTC

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